Get into the Christmas spirit with 11 festive screenings over 5 days…

‘Christmas on the Square’ takes place this December 17 – 21st in Meeting House Square, Temple Bar.

A unique outdoor space and venue in the heart of Temple Bar, Meeting House Square plays host to 11 festive screenings over 5 days with classics such as ‘Some Like it Hot’ and ‘Holiday Inn,’ along with family favourites such as ‘Elf’ and ‘The Muppets Christmas Carol.’

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Free blankets will be handed out to keep warm and a selection of hot drinks; mulled wine, hot chocolate, tea, coffee; and festive food will be available for purchase.


Tuesday, December 17th

‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas,’ 5pm

Big budget remake of the classic cartoon about a creature intent on stealing Christmas.

Running time: 104 mins Cert: PG

‘Holiday Inn,’ 8pm

At an Inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer. Cast: Bing Crosbie and Fred Astaire.

Running Time: 100 mins Cert: Unrated


Wednesday, December 18th

‘Elf,’ 5pm

After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity. Cast: Will Ferrell and James Caan

Running Time: 97mins Cert: PG

‘Some Like it Hot,’ 8pm 

When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. Cast: Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis.

Running Time: 120 mins Cert: Unrated


Thursday, December 19th

‘Polar Express,’ 5pm

On Christmas Eve, a doubting boy boards a magical train that’s headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus’ home. Cast: Tom Hanks and Chris Coppola.

Running Time: 100 mins Cert: PG

‘Bridget Jones,’ 8pm

A British woman is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary. Cast: Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth and Hugh Grant.

Running Time: 97mins Cert: 15


Friday, December 20th

‘The Muppet Christmas Carol,’ 5pm

The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser’s redemption on Christmas Eve. Cast: Michael Caine and Dave Goelz.

Running Time: 85 Cert: G

‘Trading Places,’ 8pm

 A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires. Cast: Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd

Running Time: 116 mins Cert: 15

‘Annie Hall,’ 11pm

Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall. Cast: Diane Keaton and Woody Allen

Running Time: 93 mins Cert: PG


Saturday, December 21st

‘Monty Python’s Life of Brian,’ 8pm

Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a messiah. Cast: Graham Chapman, John Cleese and Terry Gilliam

Cert: 15

‘Die Hard,’ 11pm

John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save wife Holly Gennaro and several others, taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles. Cast: Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman

Running Time: 131 mins Cert: 15


Ticket prices are as follows:

Adults: 5 euro

OAP/Student: 4 euro

Child: 3 euro

Family (2&2): 15 euro

Group of 10 people: 45 euro

‘Christmas on the Square’ is presented by Temple Bar Cultural Trust and Dublin City Council.